Farm to Cafeteria Canada is pleased to award Seed Grants to 6 NEW schools this spring, thanks to a partnership with Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation.

This April, F2CC awarded $15,000 in Seed Grants directly to 6 schools, thanks to a new partnership with the Plant a Seed and See What Grows Foundation. These grants will benefit an estimated 1,550 students  in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador. 

Recipient schools

Congratulations, and welcome to the grant recipients. We look forward to following along and supporting your journey!

Birch Narrows Dene Community School, Turnor Lake, SK
École Leila North Community School, Winnipeg, MB
Minnetonka School, Winnipeg, MB
West Colchester Consolidated School, Bass River, NS
Bishop Field Elementary School, St. John’s, NL
Campbellton Middle School, Campbellton, NB

About the grants

Valued between $500 and $3,000, Seed Grants are designed to provide support to schools that are looking to get started on their farm or local food to school journey. Activities for these new grant recipients will take place between spring 2024 and spring 2025 and will support each school’s efforts to increase access to healthy, local and culturally appropriate food and create opportunities for hands-on learning about food and food systems, such as through access to growing, foraging, harvesting and preparing local food at school. 

About Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation 

Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation is a registered national charitable organization, dedicated to creating opportunities for children to explore the outdoors and be inspired by the breathtaking wonders of the natural world around them! The Foundation’s programs create moments of inspiration that can last a lifetime—in classrooms, in school gardens, by farm visits, and other outdoor educational activities. Through these outdoor experiences, a healthier generation of children is nurtured, and at the same time they learn to become good stewards of planet earth.

For more about their work, check out their Funded Programs or current annual report. 

About the partnership

Partnerships are at the heartbeat of Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s work. We believe that we are stronger with many voices, and that everyone can play a role in shaping how students access and experience food in schools. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation who share in our vision for food systems that nourish people and the planet. Thank you to the team at Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation for your collaboration and generous contribution, which is helping to reach more students and schools across the country. 

Together, we can transform how food is experienced, learned and celebrated in all schools across Canada!

Learn more about F2CC’s purpose and beliefs here.